200 Tons Of Bad Luck

  • Record Label: Invada
  • Release Date: Apr 14, 2009
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. The guitar-led epic soundscapes, choral chanting, woeful strings and portent keys on their debut ‘A Love Of Shared Disasters’ are still present.
  2. 80
    The contrasts, themes, and sheer eclectics of the album make for something that any one person can listen to, and relate to.
  3. Uncut
    80
    Over the course of 80 compelling minutes they roam laggardly through rural post-rock, prog, folk, ambient and doom metal pastures without ever trying your patience. [May 2009, p.80]
  4. Alternative Press
    80
    Floyd kick the shit out of 99 percent of the current post-rock crop, so you can't fault CBP for clinging to Picasso's claim that "Good artists copy; great artists steal." [Jun 2009, p.104]
  5. The 77-minute epic is absolutely far too long for some. But it is certainly worth sticking around for, even if the third track--a three-part, 18-minute 'Time of Ye Life/Born For Nothing/Paranoid Arm of Narcoleptic Empire'--appears daunting.
  6. Mojo
    60
    This 77-minute abbreviation includes the 18-minute triptych 'Time Of Ye Life/Born For Nothing/Paranoid Arm Of Narcoleptic Empire, typifying CBP's simmering conflagration of Mogwai, Godspeed! and The God Machine. [May 2009, p.109]
  7. Despite these head-scratching derailments, 200 Tons of Bad Luck brings the gloom in Biblical doses.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. SmazzK.
    Sep 10, 2009
    10
    Perfect post-rock. The new Floyd....well closest yet.
  2. CarlS
    Jun 1, 2009
    10
    The individual disc is only half as good as the double album (The Resurrectionists & Night Raider), but still chronicles most of the better The individual disc is only half as good as the double album (The Resurrectionists & Night Raider), but still chronicles most of the better songs, and works pretty well as a stand-alone. Seek out or download the full double album to get the complete experience though, it won't leave you disappointed. Full Review »